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Jan 2016
Jan 2016


Greater Ft. Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center 1950 Eisenhower Blvd Ft. Lauderdale , Florida 33316
Tel: (954) 765-5900
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Event Overview:

IMBC is the leading marina and boatyard conference. It is geared specifically toward marina and boatyard owners, operators, and managers as well as dock masters, harbormasters, boat builders and repairers, and industry consultants. IMBC is where dedicated marine professionals gather to exchange information, talk about the future of the industry, explore new methods and techniques, receive updates on revised standards and established rules, and discover new products. The conference is produced by the Association of Marina Industries (AMI).

Attendee Information:

Why Attend

IMBC is the best place to receive professional development, updates on current topics, issues and trends, and network with your peers. Highly informative seminars, exhibit hall with more than 145 booths, and networking opportunities to make important connections make the event priceless and invaluable. Here are 4 reasons why IMBC is not to be missed:

Value: IMBC is the leading marina and boatyard conference. It is geared specifically towards marina and boatyard managers, owners, and operators as well as dockmasters, harbormasters, boat builders and repairers, and industry consultants. The conference has over twenty five educational seminars presented by top industry professionals and well regarded speakers from other industries. IMBC also brings together over 115 of the industries vendors and suppliers. Things get done here!

Great minds DON’T think alike: You need new ideas, new solutions and new methods to get through these times. The best way to get them is to interact with other marine industry professionals facing similar challenges.

It’s all about your connections: If it’s not clear by now it should be; your network is the key to getting things done. Whether you’re looking for a new supplier, experienced experts, or someone with an “in”, you can be sure you’ll meet the right connection here.

Prepare for the future: Get ready now for the future by being prepared to lead yourself and your organization to success.

Exhibitor / Sponsor Information:

Why Participate

Sponsoring, exhibiting, and/or advertising at IMBC gives your company maximum exposure to key decision makers in the marina industry. These are effective ways to showcase your products and/or services. Also, by participating, you are helping the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) generate the leading marina and boatyard conference in the industry.

Decision Makers are in attendance - IMBC has a reputation for bringing together the best mix of marina products, services, exhibitors, and industry professionals. From marinas and boatyards to other suppliers, to consultants, everyone you want to talk to will be there.
People Buy from Names they Know and Trust - Networking is the number one reason our participants say they attend IMBC. The conference offers numerous professional and social opportunities for this both on the exhibit floor and at other conference events. By participating in IMBC, you have the opportunity to build important industry relationships that will naturally generate sales.
Cost Effective - IMBC is a one-stop shop. Everyone you need to see is in attendance so there is no need to travel anywhere else!

Connections with key decision makers in the marina and boatyard fields
New leads by receiving a list of all conference attendees after the show
Two complimentary full conference passes and a discount on additional passes
Company profile with logo and website link on IMBC’s website
Company listing in show program
Access to a pre-show marketing list of attendees
Networking opportunities with over 110 other vendors
Recognition as an exhibitor and supporter of IMBC and AMI in marketing materials and at the conference
Access to an Exhibitor Marketing Kit with customizable web banners and postcards as well as sales tools and tips

In addition to the above, exhibiting, sponsoring and advertising each have extra benefits for added value.

About AMI:

The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated exclusively to the marina industry. Today, AMI is responsible for the International Marina Institute (IMI), including the internationally acclaimed Certified Marina Manager (CMM) program and small topic-specific conferences, plus the annual International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC). AMI’s 800+ members have access to discounted services, timely industry publications, and legislative support and updates.

AMI was formed when the Marina Operators Association of America (MOAA) and the International Marina Institute (IMI) merged in 2005.




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